Problems extending my Vista partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by todd, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. todd

    todd Guest

    I had Vista & XP on partitioned drives, and now I just want Vista. So,
    I formatted the XP drive and my plan was to shrink that drive, and
    expand my vista drive. Didn't work.

    I'm using the Computer Management tool Vista has and it won't let me
    extend the drive Vista is on! I have all of this unallocated space and
    can't do anything with it.

    Any ideas?
     
    todd, Feb 20, 2007
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  2. Ive had a similar problem, I don't know how to fix it.

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    Jonathan Yaniv, Feb 20, 2007
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  3. todd

    Sly Dog Guest

    Todd,

    Do you have contiguous unallocated space at the end of your VISTA partition?
     
    Sly Dog, Feb 20, 2007
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  4. Unallocated space at the front (left) of the partition can not be
    assimilated into the Vista partition. Use a 3rd party disk manager such as
    Acronis Disk Management Suite.

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    Richard Urban
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    Richard Urban, Feb 20, 2007
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  5. todd

    GT Guest

    is this a XP recovery partition that was created by the computer manafucterer?
     
    GT, Feb 21, 2007
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  6. Which version is compatible with Vista?

    Chris
     
    Chris J Dixon, Feb 21, 2007
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  7. todd

    BSchnur Guest

    Unallocated space at the front (left) of the partition can not be
    And here I thought Microsoft was a full Borg emulation module?????
     
    BSchnur, Feb 21, 2007
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  8. I am dual booting now. I got hold of the latest version of Acronis Disk
    Director Suite and installed it on Windows XP. I then created the Acronis
    boot up CD.

    When I have to work with the partitions I boot from the CD and do my
    modifications from there. So far I have not run into any strange happenings.

    I wanted to shrink then Vista partition from 60 gig to 30 gig. I first tried
    using Vista Disk Management. I could only get down to 42 gig due to being
    blocked by unmovable files on the Vista partition. After booting into the
    Acronis Disk Director Suite I was able to shrink the partition down to my
    desired 30 gig.

    The partition survived the operation and I have been using Vista RTM for the
    past 2 months with no strange occurrences.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 21, 2007
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